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Installing VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora


Happy Holidays! This celebration season post covers installation of the VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora while using yum to update the kernel sources. The steps were tested in Fedora 13 (GNOME), Fedora 14 (GNOME), and Fedora 15 (XFCE and KDE). A common problem in installing the guest additions on a new copy of Fedora is the guest […]

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Install LAMP on Fedora and Run in 15 minutes – Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin


Below are steps to install the LAMP stack on a Fedora Linux server – Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and PHP (or Perl or Python) in about 15 minutes. Things to know Commands below are executed as root (or prefixed with sudo). The steps have been tested on Fedora 14, Fedora 15, and Fedora […]

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System administration 1: Useful Commands and Locations on Windows and Unix/Linux


This post lists common commands used in Windows and Linux/Unix system administration, server support, and troubleshooting. Linux/Unix The first command indicates the command name (searchable with a man page). The parens indicate useful extensions File Searching, Browsing Command Usage/Function ls (-al) List files and directories find (./ -name  or expression ‘in quotes’) -print Find files […]